Poland 1-2 Slovakia: Live score and updates from Euro 2020
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20:01a month ago

Full time!

FT The referee blows his whistle for the end of the match and what a brilliant win for Slovakia! Although they were second best for most of the night, they displayed the qualities that got them here: tenacity, toughness and being opportunistic. Games against Spain and Sweden lie ahead, but they'll be in with a shout for the knockout rounds now.

Poland created more chances, had more shots, but didn't take advantage before going down a man. Lewandowski received very little help and the sending off essentially cost them the game as Slovakia scored the match-winner soon after. There's too much quality in the side not to be heard from, but with two tougher opponents awaiting, the Poles are in a bit of trouble.
 

That's all for me for now. Stay tuned for more action from Euro 2020. From all of us at VAVEL, this is John Lupo signing off and saying take care for now!

19:58a month ago

Last-gasp effort from Poland

90'+4 One final chance for Poland as Swiderski shoots on ther turn after brilliant hold-up play from Lewandowski, who sets him up, but he’s unable to get enough power behind his effort to trouble Martin Dubravka, who saves comfortably.
19:51a month ago

Slovakia substitution

90'+3 Slovakia make their final change as Jan Gregus replaces Ondrej Duda.
19:50a month ago

Slovakia fail to extend their lead

90'+2  Bednarek has a shot blocked from about 14 yards out but gets another bite of the cherry, which he spins and scuffs the ball wide the wrong side of the upright.
19:41a month ago

Slovakia holding on

90' Poland win a free-kick on the left. Substitute Moder curls the ball into the penalty area, where Dubravka punches clear.
19:30a month ago

Double Slovakia change

88'  Slovakia doube-substitution from a couple of minutes ago: Michal Duris and Tomas Suslov on for Mak and Haraslin.
19:29a month ago

Poland continues to struggle

86' Another sign of Poland's efforts so far: Glik shoots goalwards and it's put out for a corner. The ensuing inswinger travels across the face of goal, somehow eluding four different Polish players on its way wide. 
19:28a month ago

Double change again for Poland

85' Poland double-substitution as Jakub Moder and Karol Swiderski come on for Zielinski and Klich. Remember, five changes at the Euros instead of the normal three.
19:27a month ago

More frustration for Poland

84'  Poland win a corner and the delivery is headed clear but only as far as Puchacz. However, he slices his effort from the edge of the area high and wide. Typical of the Poles' day so far.
19:26a month ago

Double change for Slovakia

78' SMartin Koscelnik and Patrik Hrosovsky replace Hromada and Pekarik for Slovakia.
19:23a month ago

Double change for Poland

72'  Frankowski and Puchacz come on for Rybus and Linetty.
18:29a month ago

Slovakia take the lead!

GOAL! 69' The underdogs are in front again as from a corner, Milan Skriniar lashes the ball into the bottom left-hand corner from the edge of the penalty area, making Slovakia's numerical advantage count.
18:28a month ago

Slovakia half-chance

68' Haraslin fires into the side-netting, the ball taking a deflection on the way. Corner for Slovakia.
18:28a month ago

Poland down to 10 men!

62' Grzegorz Krychowiak gets his second yellow card for a late challenge on Jakub Hromada. It’s swiftly followed by a red and he is off.
18:18a month ago

Missed opportunity for Poland!

52' What a chance! Kamil Glik meets an inswinger from a corner kick with his head, but it goes over. He should have given Poland the lead there.
18:17a month ago

Another chance for Linetty!

51' The goal-scorer is in the mood and he pounces on another pull-back, this time from Klich. The shot lacks power and Dubravka saves easily.
18:15a month ago

Poland level!

GOAL! 46' Just seconds after the restart, Klich and Lewandowski do some fine work down the left and Linetty sweeps a pull-back by Rybus from about nine yards out past Dubravka, who couldn't keep it out despite being at full stretch.
18:11a month ago

Halftime

HT Referee Ovidiu Hategan whistles for halftime as an outstanding solo effort by Mak has Slovakia out in front despite being outplayed for most of the half. He and Hamsik have been the engine to make the Slovaks go.

Lots of chances for Poland, but none that posed any real danger. Lewandowski has had a couple of those, but nothing of note as yet. If they keep up this pressure, you feel a goal is inevitable.

18:08a month ago

Hamsik has another go!

45' The Slovakian skipper has been the standout player of the first half and he sees his long-range effort blocked by a Polish defender.
18:04a month ago

Lewandowski half-chance

40' Poland attack on the break, with Lewandowski on the ball. He hesitates, plays the ball wide and then sends a half-chance wide when he gets it back, sending a diagonal effort across the face of goal and wide.
17:59a month ago

Poland keeping up the pressure

35' Two more chances for Poland. Krychowiak shoots from distance but sends his shot a couple of feet over the bar. Moments later, Zielinski also has a go, but also fails to find the target.
17:58a month ago

Hamsik making his mark

32' Hamsik again turns provider, this time playing Pekarik in behind Jan Bednarek down the right flank. His cross is inch perfect for Kucka, but his header is saved easily by Szczesny.
17:53a month ago

Long-range effort for Slovakia!

30' Marek Hamsik, so vital to everything Slovakia does, tries his luck from distance, but from the left corner of the Polish penalty area, but Klich gets his body in front to block.
17:52a month ago

Favorites continue pressure

24' Poland is again on the attack down the right and after the ball is squared to Maciej Rybus, he fails to properly connect. 
17:50a month ago

Slovakia take the lead!

GOAL! 18' Disaster strikes for Poland as moments after Róbert Mak hits the woodwork, he works his way down the left past Jóźwiak and after an unsuccessful slide tackle by Bereszyński, he works his way into the penalty area.

A firm, low strike bounces off of the near post and dribbles past Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczęsny and into the net. Mak gets credit for the goal, but it may be changed to an own goal.

17:44a month ago

Chance for Slovakia!

14' First real good opportunity for the underdogs as Ondrej Duda performs a couple of stepovers and drives a shot low and left from the edge of the penalty area, but it goes a couple of yards wide.
17:42a month ago

Chance for Poland!

9' After Mateusz Klich is fouled by Juraj Kucka, the ensuing free-kick is taken and Slovakian goalkeeper Martin Dubravka comes out to punch clear and avert the danger.
17:41a month ago

First shot for Lewandowski

6' It only ricochets off of his own teammate, but it's a clear sign of intent from perhaps the best striker in the world.
17:39a month ago

Match starts!

We are underway!
17:38a month ago

Slovakia starting lineup

Dubravka; Hubocan, Skriniak, Satka, Pekarik; Hromada, Kucka; Mak, Haraslin; Hamsik, Duda
17:37a month ago

Poland starting lineup

Szczesny; Rybus, Bednarek, Glik, Bereszynski; Klich, Krychowiak, Linetty; Zielinski, Lewandowski, Jozwiak
15:47a month ago

Stay tuned!

Don't miss any of the action with live updates here. Follow along with all the details, commentary, analysis and lineups for this match between Poland and Slovakia.
15:42a month ago

How to watch Poland vs Slovakia

The match will be broadcast on ESPN with kick-off set for 17:00 BST.

The WatchESPN app will also have live streaming coverage.

If you can't watch, stay here with me for all of the action!

15:37a month ago

Poland key player

Robert Lewandowski is the best striker at the Euros and after a 41-goal season for Bayern Munich, in which he led them to another Bundesliga title, looks in the mood to score plenty of times during this competition.
15:32a month ago

Slovakia key player

Marek Hamsik is the key man for the Tartans. Handed the captaincy at age 22, he's been the creative force of the side and the heart of the club.
15:27a month ago

Projected Poland lineup

Szczesny; Bednarek, Gilk, Bereszynski; Puchacz, Krychowiak, Klich, Jozwiak; Zielinski; Swierczok, Lewandowski
15:22a month ago

Slovakia projected lineup

Dubravka; Hubocan, Satka, Skriniar, Pekarik; Hrosovsky; Mak, Hamsik, Kucka, Duda; Bozenik
15:17a month ago

Poland eye deep run

The Poles are in their fourth consecutive Euros with their best result coming in the last edition of the tournament: a quarterfinal showing in 2016.
15:12a month ago

Slovakia back in the big time

Since becoming an independent nation in 1993, the Tartans have only qualified for two other major international competitions: the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2016, where they were eliminated at the first hurdle each time.
15:12a month ago

Kick-off time

The Poland vs Slovakia match will be played at the Krestovsky Stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia. Kick-off is scheduled for 17:00 pm ET.
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